The Joseph W. Podmore Building is a two-story cut-stone building constructed primarily of Hawaiian blue-gray basalt, measuring 72 feet by 34 feet with a hipped roof. The building is representative of a style of rusticated stone construction utilized for commercial buildings in Hawaii from 1894 to 1907. The Joseph W. Podmore Building is significant for its historical character and architectural features, construction methods, materials and its ownership and usage by individuals and groups of importance to Hawaii’s commercial and religious history. Moreover, it is one of approximately ten surviving cut-stone buildings which, by virtue of their use of native lava stone, are unique to Hawaii.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.